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World Stroke Day October 29

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(WKOW) ---- World Stroke Day is being observed nationwide Thursday to help raise awareness about the serious nature of strokes.

World Stroke Day was established by the World Stroke Organization in 2006.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association remind people about the world F.A.S.T.  The word is a quick way to remember sudden signs of stroke.

F- Face Drooping

A - Arm Weakness

S - Speech Difficulty

T - Time to call 911

Dr. Steven Block the Stroke Center Medical Director with St. Mary's Hospital joined Wake Up Wisconsin Thursday to talk about the warning signs.

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